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IceyBlue last decade
last i said i was going to remove my tonsils but my doctor said i had PND because one of my sinuses is always inflamited.i tried to explain my problem about the stones but he said i knew too much and gave me a nasal spray and some pills,as they alway do,which did'nt help at all. i don't know if you guys have the same problem as me because my tonsils are'nt that big nor painful but i have a bad taste all day and nite.I used to get this taste of the smelly tonsil stones when i brushed my teeth in the morning but realised that if i wiped my tonsils before i brushed my teeth the smell would completly disappear.im so stressed about this taste and the worst thing is that i don't think a doctor would allow me to remove my tonsils as they are not that large and not painful,the problem is the bad taste damn this doctors,they just don't understand when u try to explain.
Anyways where are those guys who removed their tonsils?Did it help with the bad breath and the stones?Would really appritiate your expiriences?
ruddy last decade
Yes, having your tonsils removed should help the taste and the smell. You will still get bad breath but it will be normal bad breath, if you know what I mean.
I would suggest finding an ENT that will say you have 'chronic tonsilitis' and get those things out for you. In my case, the Dr. connected the tonsil stones with a form of infection in and of themselves. I have not had a stone since my surgery, 3.5 months.
plantinga last decade
IceyBlue last decade
1) Either your tonsil stones will disappear on their own or you can do something about your tonsil stones.
2) If you do something about your tonsil stones then, you will either get a tonsillectomy or pick at your tonsils for the rest of your life.
3) It is highly probable that your tonsil stones will not disappear on their own.
4) You want to do something about your tonsil stones but you do not want to pick at your tonsils for the rest of your life.
5) The odds of the tonsil stones disappearing on their own is worse than the odds of your tonsil stones returning after a tonsillectomy.
6) You do not want tonsil stones but you also do not want to be too risky.
5) So, If you do not want tonsil stones and you do not want to be too risky and you do not want to pick at your tonsils for the rest of your life then,you ought to get a tonsillectomy.
This argument is all in fun, I am not talking down to you! I just like logic.
plantinga last decade
I have found that taking multi-vitamins, adding extra vitamin C and vitamin E help boost my immune system, and ever since, I have much fewer occurrences of the bumps. Rarely, though, I do get run down or sick and they re-appear. A proper vitamin regimen WILL reduce the occurrences of many illnesses, such as colds and sinus infections, and you will be surprised at the results. Since I started mine, even my eyesight has improved, proof that our normal diet is lacking in important nutrients.
I don't think we will ever be completely rid of our bumps, but we can do things to improve our over-all health, and that will, in the long run, ease the symptoms!
calaloo722 last decade
'The tonsils are sentinels, standing guard at the back of the throat to protect the delicate tissues of our lungs and intestines from foreign invaders. They are part of a ring of defenders, Waldeyer's Ring (which includes the tonsils, adenoids, and other, encircling the back of the throat as an important line of defense. The tonsils and adenoids are largest during childhood; they are front-line guardians while the body's more sophisticated internal immune system learns and develops.
The situation you describe, Alice, is a very common one. The tonsils usually appear like small, dimpled golf balls set on either side of the back of the throat. Children with large tonsils and deep crypts often do get food particles trapped in there. Because saliva contains digestive enzymes, trapped food begins to break down. Particularly, the starch or carbohydrate part of the food melts away, leaving firmer, harder remains of food in the tonsils. This does not look like the food that went into the mouth.
As you suspect, however, there is more to these hard lumps than just food. The tonsils also trap other mouth debris such as and old cells from the surface of the mouth's lining. Some of these cells contain small amounts of keratin, the same substance found in fingernails and rhinoceros horns. Whatever the nature of the debris, it is then attacked by white blood cells. The aftermath of this battle leaves the crevices of the tonsil strewn with hardened remains.
Most people swallow this material without ever noticing it, while it is still tiny. In those whose tonsils are large, however, the particles can lodge in the deep crypts, where they continue to grow. The enlarging lumps are called calculi of the tonsil, or tonsilloliths (tonsil stones). These stones are most common during.
Microscopic studies of these tonsilloliths have shown them to contain a combination of food particles, bacteria, oral debris, and white blood cells in a concentrically laminated pattern -- rather like a pearl. Usually they are small gritty particles found in the center of soft, cheesy flecks. Sometimes, however, they become quite large, appearing as rough, yellow or gray, round stones. At times they reach an extraordinary size. Affected people usually have a history of repeated attacks in earlier years.
Most people with calculi of the tonsils have no associated symptoms. In that case nothing need be done, except perhaps for brushing or scraping them out, as your daughter does. Gargling, refraining from eating during the 30 minutes before falling asleep, and careful oral hygiene may help minimize their formation.
For some people, however, the calculi can be quite bothersome, causing a constant foreign-body sensation, a chronic low-grade, recurrent episodes of tonsillitis persisting beyond childhood, or chronic.
Treatment consists of either removing the tonsils or removing the calculi. Troublesome large calculi that are not easily dislodged may need an ear, nose, and throat doctor to remove them.
Not too long ago, for the sole crime of being swollen and inflamed. We didn't understand, then, that the tonsils purposely accept the infections to prevent the organisms from traveling deeper, and to show the invaders to the developing to train it for the future. The tonsils are selfless protectors. As a child becomes an adult, the tonsils usually begin to shrink; the watchful guardians of childhood are no longer much-needed.
Tonsils are a bit like parents: looming large early in life, diminishing over time, ever-protecting, ever-teaching, but sometimes with rough or hard spots when we let things build up'
butterflykel last decade
My tonsils are VERY small and I am not experiencing any pain.
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Naomi last decade
I have found that gargling with hydrogen peroxide (some times I dilute it and sometimes I use it straight) seems to help.
I also use collodial silver that really helps beat back any and all infections (viral, bacterial, and fungal).
I also use listerine (and off brand) and add essential oils of tea tree, clove, rosemary, thyme, oregano, cinnamon, myrrh, lemon, peppermint also add stevia liquid. shake it real well and add water. Makes a great mouth wash also helps with sore throat pain.
Hope this helps, I just wish I could get rid of them forever.
KnowNow last decade
I started with PND a couple of weeks ago. It got to the point where the drip made me cough - so I knew it was time to get the flashlight out and have a poke. Although I got most of he stones out I still had moderate PND when I'd finished which meant that the cause was an old stone that was seriously lodged somewhere. Next night I spent a good deal of time tackling it and after an hour I found the little bastard. It was quite small amd darker in colour than usual so it had been there a while. Out it came and PND stopped instantly. (I exagerate - half an hour then).
So PND in ME indicates a small old stone and it's time it was removed.
And using my ink jet refiller is scary. I squirted antiseptic solution down the start of one crypt and the stones came flying out of another. It's like there's a warren of tunnels in them tonsils.
albert22 last decade
I have resently presented a questionnare. Soon i will post all the symptoms, cause and cure of this debilitating problem. I also did tonsillecomy with no to avail and other different measures. Finally after doing tons of research,common sense, figuring our differnt things i have successfully cured it. I don't want other people in this world to live with this problem. So join the forum if you are interested.
pnd healer last decade
a little history...i don't have allergies or post nasal drip. i smoke a pack a day, drink coffee and energy drinks more than i do water, under a LOT of stress lately, and drink beer about 3 times a week. the past few months i had a feeling of something stuck in my throat occassionally, a little tickle like a hair or something stuck back there. i have a cat, and assumed it was a small hair in there. thinking back, around the same time i noticed i developed a sometimes cough, which usually brings up pghlegm, yellowish to brownish. i looked with a flashlight for the 'hair', but i never saw any stones until the other day. i really freaked out, it's not normal to have white things in there. because i smoke, (12 years) i was thinking there was some cancerous things lurking back there. im not basing a diagnosis on what i read here, but it SEEMS i got the stones. what i saw was described here, and after a few days of trying and fighting against my gag reflex, i was able to remove the white spots on what i now know was my tonsil. they were small enough i used a coctail straw. my husband has said i have 'kitty litter breath' in the morning. thanks, my dear! i didn't even know where my tonsils were located until i researched online. i've never had strep, tonsilitis, and i rarely get sick, maybe 1 light cold in the winter. mine weren't really stonelike, and i did the smell test, but they were only slightly sulpher-y and not very smelly at all. i don't see any crypts, and mine seemed to be on the surface...i hope i don't develop any holes. i read some posts about people with really large ones, and i would be horrified if i picked out some of the stuff i read about! i had a hard enough time scraping the small ones off, and you're brave for dealing with that! i'm joining this forum as a small-fry, but i've read enough that im convinced this is what im experiencing. i'll keep you posted...
notsostinky last decade
I'd say you need to run to the doctor quick! What you have doesn't sound as much like tonsil stones as it does an infection.
Oh! and to drink more water... i put a pitcher of water in the fridge with a slice of orange in it. Taste great.
justmebyanyname last decade
Also, Lemon Sweet, they are not caused by 'an upset stomach'... where are you getting that? I think that they are part of the body's immune/detox response, since they tend to accompany colds, allergies, and times when the body is trying to get rid of toxins. They also seem to be related to MSG intake (and EVERYTHING has MSG in it now, especially vegetarian stuff so you really have to watch- it can be called 'autolyzed yeast extract', 'torula yeast', even sometimes 'natural flavors'- though not all natural flavors are MSG, of course!-).
Right now I think I have one, but it is different from the others that I've had, which are in the fold between tonsil and throat and can be popped out. This is right ON the tonsil, like covered with a thin layer of skin; and I cannot get it out. It has been there for weeks and I am experiencing sore throat and cold-type symptoms as a result. I just do not know how to get it out!! I feel like cutting a tiny hole there and then it would pop out, but I'm afraid I'd get an infection, which could be even worse. Any suggestions?
violetrinity last decade
violetrinity last decade
'Butterflykel', thanks; that is excellent (albeit choppy)information. I actually learned a few things.
Also 'Naomi', thanks for the homeo recommendations. I may try them- but just wondering why you used the Hepar Sulph but recommended something else. What were your specific symptoms that were different?
Also, I have heard that removing the tonsils is a bad idea- in fact most doctors will say this- unless you have a really serious condition. so I guess it depends upon how serious you consider this ailment to be for you.
That said, 'plantinga', I liked your argument! I love logic as well and your deducements made sense! I am wondering if you had a conventional tonsillectomy, or the newer, laser type? I have read that the laser procedure is much less painful and results in a doubly quick healing time. Anyone who has had this laser procedure, I'd really like to hear from you. Of course, anyone who has had it will probably not be on this board anymore, their problem being solved!
violetrinity last decade
Can someone please elaborate on the 'vinegar' procedure for me? Are you gargling with it? Do you use apple cider vinegar, or white?
How many times?
For how long, each time?
Oh and one more thing: when I have had a suspected infection in concurrence with this, causing sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, etc., I have used oil of oregano (Oreganol brand) and taken the dropper and squirted the oil directly on my tonsil, and the next day I was totally well. I felt the results almost immediately- I could almost feel the incredibly strong oregano just killing off bacteria like crazy. I have not yet tried GSE (grapefruit seed extract) but it is an even stronger antiviral/antibacterial than is oregano, and so I am quite sure that it would have an effect equal to (if not surpassing that of) the oregano. Just squirt the liquid directly on the tonsil/s.
violetrinity last decade
Al1590 last decade
I've gotten both tonsiloliths and something more like what you're describing, before. The 'whiter' white spot that hurt was part of a mild throat infection. When I developed more white spots, my doctor prescribed erythromycin and they went away. They were not something that I could knock out with a q-tip.
The tonsiloliths, on the other hand, are usually not accompanied by pain and are very clearly stones, rather than just spots.
I've been surprised by the number of people who describe tonsiloliths as painful or accompanied by swollen tonsils. When I get them, there is the 'popcorn kernel' sensation, but no pain. My tonsils are very small and never swollen or painful when I get tonsiloliths, and I don't associate them with fatigue or a weak immune system the way many others do.
My guess is that it's easier to get stones when your tonsils are swollen, anyway, but I don't think that the stones _cause_ the swelling, and I don't think that they themselves are an infection.
herbuveaux last decade
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ruddy last decade
Good luck to all of you!!
pinkhorseofcourse last decade
Good luck to all:)
katherine1 last decade
Also- the honey must be raw, I use 'Really Raw Honey'
Hope this helps.
assmouth last decade
with all my heart i hope, and i will pray for this to work for you as well that it did for me, and if it does, please post about it, that way everybody gets to know about it and finally we all get rid of this, and thank god and offer him all the suffer that in the past you had to go trought because of this
solutionsearcher last decade
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